It’s been some time since I’ve had my work displayed anywhere. There was that one time I had a piece up in a robot-themed show at a taco shop, and then someone STOLE MY PIECE OFF OF THE WALL, so maybe that’s the reason it has been a while? Or perhaps having a full-time job was the culprit.
In any case, I drew some birds in hats for the Tiny Wonderland show at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Eagle Rock, CA. The rule was nothing larger than 5″x 5″, so I found some 4″x 4″ panels and was plagued with indecision until several days before I need to mail out my work (nothing like artistic procrastination). I quite like these silly little birds, and if you like them too (and would like one to hang on a wall), a few of them are still available on to purchase: https://leannalinswonderland.com/collections/tiny-wonderland-art-show
Like my previous post, this was another let’s-color-this-in-Photoshop-at-the-last-minute-because-I-need-a-new-portfolio-piece situation. I’ll likely go in and play with the color a bit in the future, since I like this character. Maybe he could get his own picture book.
So I drew these animal characters ages ago for some Daily Doodle prompts on Twitter, but didn’t color them in until last week when I was desperate to find new pieces to put in my portfolio for a children’s book conference. It wound up being one of the strongest pieces in my portfolio since I haven’t completed many kid-appropriate illustrations in the past few years. I’m going to see how this style works with my new picture book dummy, because I need to figure out a color solution that is not terribly labor intensive. I have over 30 characters on one particular spread, so for the sake of my sanity I’d like to keep it simple.
A handful of pieces are now available as art prints in my Society6 shop! Within the next few weeks I plan on uploading more work and making the art available on more merchandise, so please let me know if there’s anything in my portfolio or on this sketch blog that you’d like to see in my shop.
I would love to have some leggings with my space piggies on them, so keep an eye out for them in the near future. :)
Here’s another portrait I did over the winter break:
Caryn & Mike Nelson run Junior’s Roasted Coffee, and you can see this portrait on their about page. My husband and I have been drinking their coffee for the past few weekends, and it’s super delicious!
I did a number of (people) portraits in December! Please enjoy, and keep an eye out for a new drawing project I will start posting next week.
First up, a collage-type poster for my friend Melanie, who commissioned the piece as a Christmas gift for her (new!) husband. They went to London on their honeymoon, so I got to cobble together a bunch of different landmarks.
I was also commissioned to draw some portraits of my cousins (thanks, Mom!). They went over quite well on Christmas day.
My Etsy shop is now set up for custom-drawn pet portraits! You can check it out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/keefeling
Below is a portrait of my brother-in-law’s dog, Franny. I drew it as a Christmas gift for him and loved the process, so I hope to take on some new commissions soon.
Here’s a selection of Christmas cards I drew up for friends and family last year:
Some of these designs should be available for the 2016 holiday season. In the meantime, I’m available to design & illustrate greeting cards, posters, and anything else you can dream up!
To celebrate being married for one whole month (woo!) here are the two comics Dan and I created for our wedding activity book:
Apologies to the hosts of all the parties and gatherings we’ve skipped for pizza.
Our hamster is even more antisocial, if that’s even possible.